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continuing crisis in the middle east. more anti-american protests are expected throughout the muslim world today as u.s. officials continue to investigate the violent demonstrations in libya that left four americans dead. aggressive action by the federal reserve, the central bank announces a new initiative designed to spur the economy and put americans back to work. and its effect can already be measured on wall street. pathway to the stars. nation bids a final farewell to neil armstrong. >> you can now finally put out your hand even touch the face of god. this is the "cbs morning news"
god. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 14, 2012. captioning funded by cbs good morning. i'm terrell brown. u.s. diplomatic missions are on high alert on concerns of anti-american protests. egypt remains the site of the longest and largest protest. this morning demonstrations moved from the u.s. embassy to the administrates of cairo. libyan officials said four arrests have been made on the attack on the u.s. consulate. according to libyan interior minister the attack was a two pronged operation, first the consulate in benghazi was stormed where chris steven's and another american were killed. the rest of the staff was evacuated to a safe house. that was raided hours later. two other americans died in that assault. libyan officials said militants may have been tipped about the safe house location by someone in libyan security. susan mcginnis is following this from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. washington is bracing for more
violence across the muslim world today, this is after muslim religious authorities called for mass demonstrations after the weekly friday prayers. protests continue in cairo, egypt for e fourth day in a row. anger over an american made anti-islam film has spread from egypt to libya to yemen. u.s. officials have beefed up security at embassies around the world. >> directed my administration to do whatever is necessary to protect all americans who are serving abroad, one of my highest priorities as president. >> reporter: officials peer the demonstrations will escalate today after several muslim clerics called on muslims to join the protest after the traditional friday prayers. libyan officials believe armed militants used the protests as a cover to attack the u.s. consulate in benghazi. four americans including ambassador christopher stevens died in the attack. libyan officials said they made
four arrests. u.s. officials believe the radical islamic group, ansar al sharia, an offshoot of al qaeda is behind the deadly attacks. president obama issued a warning to terrorists. >> i want people around the world to hear me to all those who would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: the political short fallout here continues. stemming from mitt romney's criticism of president obama's handling of the embassy attacks. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! . >> reporter: at a rally in virginia a protester cut romney off when he started to talk about libya. >> what a tragedy to lose a wonderful -- a wonderful. >> reporter: mitt romney's attacks of the president the day after the libyan killings leaving some to believe he may have acted too soon. >> they realize they may have jumped the gun. don't get your foot into something and have the waters
change between when you stepped in and when you're ready to make your move. >> reporter: from air force one president obama called republican congressional leaders to thank them for not joining romney's attacks. secretary of state hillary clinton will be at andrews air force base this afternoon to receive back into the u.s. the remains of the americans killed in benghazi. >> the other two americans who were killed in the benghazi attacks have been identified by the state department. they were both former navy s.e.a.l.s working security. again dougherty was a paramedic, pilot and trained sniper. >> glenn lived his life to the fullest. he was my brother but if you ask his friends he was their brother as well. paramedic and registered nurse. he protected u.s. diplomatic personnel in posts from the central america to the middle east. public schools in chicago
are closed again. a teacher strike shut down the schools for five days. this morning negotiators report some progress. latest be talks ended this morning. the union president hopes schools reopen on monday. justices on pennsylvania's supreme court did not say when they would have a decision on the state's tough new voter identification law. the court heard arguments on whether the law poses a right to vote. it requires a photo i.d. to vote. >> too little time, too many people affected, and there's no place in the statute which guarantees that qualified electors can get the i.d. they need to vote. >> simply a means to establish that you are in fact who you say you are and, therefore, a registered voter. >> pennsylvania legislature passed the law six months ago. democrats say the law will allow
to win the state in it's 20 electoral votes. the federal reserve is launching a new effort to boost the economy and make borrowing cheaper. >> reporter: it's the first time the federal reserve has committed to boost the economy every month and keep interest rates low until unemployment goes down. fed chairman ben bernanke said the economic recovery especially in the u.s. job market is stuck. >> this is a main street policy because what we're about here is trying to get jobs going, we're trying to create more employment. >> reporter: specifically the fed will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage bonds every month. the idea being to drive mortgage rates even lower than their historic lows now. bernanke says if it works the plan should increase home buying, help the stock market and drive up consumer spending. >> if people feel their financial situation is better because their 401(k) looks better, their house is worth more, they are more willing to go out and spend and that will
provide the demand that firms need in order to hire and invest. >> reporter: while wall street loved the announcement the fed's open ended commitment to keep interest rates low has a down side. it could hurt retirees living on fixed incomes and anyone invested in savings accounts or money market funds. republican nominee mitt romney who has already promised to fire ben bernanke called the fed's intervention confirmation that president obama's policies have not worked. he said we should be creating wealth not dollars. and bernanke may have timed this increase in hiring as an election gift to the president. b bern rejected that notion saying the timing was related to a stagnant economy not to politics. how would the markets react to ben bernanke's announcement? ashley morrison is here. >> reporter: asian markets
rallied on the fed's news. tokyo nikkei added 2% to hit a three week high while the hang seng gained 3%. wall street liked the news. the dow was up 206 points while the nasdaq added 41. the fed announcement also sent the price of gold soaring. gold rose 2% to just over $1772 per ounce. fed action carries the risk of inflation, making gold safe-haven for investors. a federal judge mass temporarily blocked a new law aimed at preventing members of congress and others from making inside stock trades. it requires 30,000 government employees to disclose details about their financial transactions. the judge ruled that the law could not immediately be enforced on executive branch employees because it infringes on their right to privacy but the injunction done affect enforcement of law to members of congress or their staff. new look for u.s. today the
nation's second largest newspaper has changed its logo for the first time in its 30 year history. the paper's print edition will feature more color graphics and photo and they are overhauling their website and mobile apps. making some changes. >> every once in a while you have to shake it up, do an upgrade. >> reporter: keep it fresh. >> have a good weekend. coming up, subway shocker. a man stumbles unconscious into the tracks, but he won't get any help from a fellow rider who decides to rob him. a car slams into an apple store and thieves go on a grabbing spree. this is the morning news. my brother doesn't look like a heart attack patient. i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i'm a fighter and now i don't have that fear.
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armstrong made that treatment a reality. armstrong who passed away last month at the age of 82 was remembered thursday in our nation's capital. the service was held in the national cathedral where a piece of moon rock is embedded in one of its stained glass windows. armstrong was remembered as a private person and a reluctant hero. >> neil captured the very best in the american character, and he put it on display for the whole world to see. he's now slipped the bonds of earth once again, but what a legacy he's left. >> former astronaut john glenn was in attendance as well as armstrong's "apollo 11" crew men. on july 20th, 1969 after maneuvering the lunar module around rocks and carraters
armstrong took his first step on the moon. >> one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. the last man to step foot on the moon called armstrong a special friend whose name will live on in history. >> you can now finally put out your hand and touch the face of god. >> singer diane cross performed the song that armstrong and a aldren listened to when they were on the surface of the moon. >> ♪ fly me to the moon . >> a private service was held at his home near cincinnati. a big honor for boxing great muhammad ali. he was given a medal for his fight for civil rights and religious freedom. his wife said he simply stood up for what he believed in.
the 70-year-old retired champ is battling parkinson's disease. here's surveillance video of a bad samaritan in sweden. a guy falls into subway tracks in stockholm. laying there up and a guy jumps down not to help but to rob him. it gets worse. a few minutes later a train runs over this poor guy. he survived but his injuries were serious. his left foot had to be amputated. the mugger walks off like nothing happened. you won't find these bundling burglars at the genius bar. police say they tried to rob an apple store last week ramming the security gate with their beemer and grabbed iphones and ipads. they escaped with a flat tire. went to a nearby 7/eleven and stole a can of fix a flat.
let's check your national forecast. strong cold front producing showers and thunderstorms will terrorist across the southern plains in texas, some areas could get three inches or more of rain. another cold front moves from great lakes to kansas bringing showers and a rumble of thunder. mostly dry on both coasts. in sports this morning the packers attack the bears with a swarming d and creative play calling. jay cutler had a rough night in the first. chicago quarterback was sacked by matthews. cutler hit the turf seven times. in the second pack lines to the field goal but a fake. crabtree rumbles 27 yards for the td. packers maul the bears 23-10. in baseball, the rays for the wild card slide and cards are in control. adrian gonzalez took a deep rbi double to the left. next inning, shumaker singles to left. molina rounds the bases to tie
this game. cardinals take down l.a. 2-1. they have a two game lead over the dodgers for the wild card spot. a tight battle to stay on top of the american league east. yankees struck out seven red sox allowing three runners past first base. derek jeter lifted an rbi single in the seventh tying willy mays for 0th place on the career hit list. new york shuts down boston 2-0. and bottom 14, two outs, a desperate dive. just misses it. the winning run scores baltimore, 3-2 to stay tied with the yankees for first place in the al east. when we come back another look at this morning's top stories and on ice after a five day search a missing woman is found alive in her freezer. how she got there coming up. most of the pain i experience is neck pain
country. d.c. clouds and sun 84. atlanta 82. partly cloudy skies in st. louis 74. mostly sunny in denver 77 same deal in seattle, 77 degrees. top stories now on a friday morning. more anti-american protests are expected today in the muslim world following weekly prayers. demonstrators have already taken to the streets in cairo. libyan officials say there have been four arrests in the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the federal reserve has launched an aggressive new effort to boost the economy and stock market. the fed will buy up to $40 billion of mortgage bonds every month the idea here is to drive mortgage rates lower. a bizarre end to the search for an oklahoma woman who had been missing since saturday. the 59-year-old woman was found alive in her apartment on wednesday. she got stuck in her deep freezer and could not get out. she was taken to the hospital with severe frostbite to the lower half of her body.
>> she thought it was like bad weather was going to come and she told the neighbors a tornado coming, and i guess that's what spooked her and made her get in the freezer but she count get out. >> bad weather coming. her son said she was over medicated. police do not suspect foul play. vice president joe biden will be in washington, d.c. to attend meetings. on wednesday he was on the campaign trail where he made a geographic gaffe. seems he forgot where he was. >> to send your kid to school, to college or to keep your kid in a college, whether a community college or a wayne state university or any college in america -- wright state. but it also includes wayne state. >> you hear the crowd trying to correct him. he was at wright state which is in dayton, ohio. coming up, the latest cbs
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a -- monika samtani has your traffic in a moment and howard bernstein with a terrific forecast. a great work week weather wise. very few complaints. good looking morning out there. clear to partly cloudy skies. we've got temperatures in town which are in the mid-60s. 50s in many of the subburkes with -- suburbs with just a touch of fog. we'll see the mix of clouds and sunshine. topping out at about 83 degrees. satellite and radar showing the high clouds which have been coming in here during the overnight into the shenandoah valley. even sneaking out into areas just to our west. partly cloudy skies west. 52 manassas and culpeper. it is a few degrees warmer than yesterday. fog not much of a problem but visibilities in leonardtown a mile and a quarter. same with regard renton right now and -- with warrenton right
now. your high temperatures will be in the low to even mid-80s. we'll call it 80 to 85. we could see a stray shower tonight. i'll be back in a few minutes and talk about the weekend. i have some good news about that. here comes monika with timesaver traffic. good morning, everybody. it's early friday morning. that means if you're headed out to work this early, you're going to be just fine. there are no problems to report. a bit of construction of course. if you're planning to head here on the belt wie between the -- beltway between the b parkway and metro station. looks like they're picking up the cones and opening up the beltway for you in that stretch. let's go back over to our maps, this time over to the west side of town where of course there's construction on 66 and here on the beltway through the tysons and annandale areas. not causing too much of a problem right now. a look live northbound on i-95 near lorton heading up toward
springfield. all lanes are open. i'll be back with more traffic at 4:39. >> thank you, monika. security is being increased at u.s. embassies around the middle east and north africa. >> the state department is concerned the protests over an american made anti-muslim film might intensify after friday's prayer services. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: protests continue in kiro, egypt for the fourth day in a -- cairo, egypt for the fourth day in a row. u.s. officials have beeped up security at embassies -- beefed up security at embassies around itself world. >> i will do what is necessary to protect all americans serving abroad. >> reporter: officials fear the demonstrations will escalate today after several muslim clerics called on muslims to join the protest after the traditional friday prayers. libyan officials believe armed militants used the protests as a cover to attack the u.s.
consulate in benghazi. four americans, including ambassador christopher stevens died in the attack. libyan officials say they have made four arrests in the killing. u.s. officials believe the radical islamic group ansar al shiri is likely behind the deadly attacks. president obama issued a warning to terrorists. >> i want people around the world to hear me to all those who would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: the political fallout here from events in the middle east continues stemming from mitt romney's criticism of president obama's handling of the embassy attacks. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney. >> reporter: at a rally in virginia, a protester cut romney off thursday when he started to talk about libya. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> reporter: mitt romney's attacks against the president